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'''Edmund Taylor Whittaker''' Fellow of the Royal Society|FRS FRSE (24 October 1873 – 24 March 1956) was an English people|English mathematician who contributed widely to applied mathematics, mathematical physics and the theory of special functions. He had a particular interest in numerical analysis, but also worked on celestial mechanics and the history of physics. Near the end of his career he received the Copley Medal, the most prestigious honorary award in British science. The School of Mathematics of the University of Edinburgh holds The Whittaker Colloquium, a yearly lecture in his honour.
Doi10.1098/rsbm.1956.0021 | title = Edmund Taylor Whittaker. 1873-1956 | journal = Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society | volume = 2 | pages = 299–226 | year = 1956 | pmid = | pmc = }}{{Cite journal
Doi10.1126/science.124.3214.208
JournalScience
Volume124
Issue3214
Pages208–209
Year1956
Pmid17838072
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